Toby Romeo: The 20-year-old DJ Behind “Where The Lights Are Low”

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Toby Romeo: The 20-year-old DJ Behind “Where The Lights Are Low”

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Toby Romeo is an Austrian EDM DJ, producer, and songwriter best known for his popular remix of “All the Lies” by Alok, , and . For his young age, this artist already has many successes under his belt––including playing at Electric Love Festival at only 15 years old.

Most recently, Toby Romeo has added his latest single “Where The Lights Are Low” to his list of accomplishments. The single was released on January 23rd, 2021 with Virgin Records and hit a million streams on Spotify within four days.

The single is a collaboration with DJ FAULHABER and DJ Felix Jaehn. All three artists are big fans of Nik Kershaw’s “The Riddle” and wanted to make a cover of it, and so “Where The Lights Are Low” was born. The single takes the original 1984 song and transports it to 2021 with a modern flare.

This latest release has made it even clearer what a promising future the 20-year-old Toby Romeo has in EDM. Fans and EDM lovers should stay tuned for Toby Romeo’s next hit.

To learn more about Toby Romeo, including his most hilarious childhood memory, take a look at our interview with him below!

Q: Before we dig in, tell us about your latest project.

Where The Lights Are Low“ is the collab between myself, Felix Jaehn, and dutch DJ/Producer Faulhaber. It’s a cover of „The Riddle“ by Nik Kershaw actually. We all have been a big fan of that song for a long time so we decided to do our own version out of it. That’s how Where The Lights Are Low was born!

Q: What’s keeping you sane during the pandemic?

Not stopping doing the things I actually love. That’s pretty much only haha. Ever since the first lockdown, I always tried to stay on track and did lots of music and used the whole bunch of spare time for my own advantage. Also, I’m a positive thinker and I do believe that the whole situation will get better soon.

Q: What is the first album you ever owned?

Before digging into the world of Electronic I was a big fan of rock bands. The first album I ever owned was a CD from Kiss, which name I don’t know anymore (I was a kid back then). I also played in a rock band back then, founded by me and some friends.

Q: How do you know when you’ve found a perfect beat/track/song/lyrics?

I guess that’s something you never really „know“, it’s more like it just has to feel super good. I guess every music producer knows the feeling to never be satisfied with something you do. So the best way to measure if something’s good is, if you feel satisfied with something, you know it must be good. At least that’s the way to go for me haha.

Q: If you could bring one artist back to life, who would it be?

Avicii! He was the one who brought me into the scene. I got so inspired by Levels back then that I wanted to produce music myself too. My dream always was to work with Avicii someday. Unfortunately, that won’t be possible anymore, tho I know his tunes live forever, at least for me!
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Q: Do You Believe In The Paranormal And Would You Go Ghost Hunting?

I wouldn’t go ghost hunting haha, too scared of that stuff.
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Q: What Is The Most Hilarious Childhood Memory You Can Think Of

When I was younger, me and my brothers were sliding down the stairways with a mattress every time my parents weren’t home. That was our little home-alone-ritual haha.

Q: What’s The Number One Item You Would Save From Your Burning House?

My MacBook! I mean my whole career is on there haha. If anyhow possible I’d also try to catch my external drive in case the flames aren’t stopping me from catching it yet haha.

Q: What Goals Do You Have For The Next Year?

It’s hard to set explicit goals in times of Covid-19 because nobody really knows what’s gonna happen next. For me, my goals for the next year are to reach and touch as many people as possible with my music and message. Let’s start this journeyyyy! 🙂

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